Beachmaster (580) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On draught. Pours a clear medium brown, with a small white head. No lacing. Nose is faint aroma of caramel. Taste is faint caramel and cocoa. Not awful, but nothing special. Doesn’t look or taste like a proper wee heavy.
PorterPounder (8284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Schertz, TX - H.E,B. grocery store - 12 oz bottle. Pour a dark purple to dark brown with a thin but persistent off-white head. Aroma is strong with some heavy toffee accents, a bit of peat and a wee bit of alcohol. Flavor is bold with some chewy cocoa bits, some toffee, some black licorice and a faint bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Excellent winter warmer - good in the hot Texas summer as well! ckilly (40) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2015
No head, light taste for a supposed Scotch Ale. Smooth finish, but not memorable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
6 oz pour from room-temp bottle into shaker pint. Dark ruby and opaque with a moderate off-white head. Very sweet caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose. Quite sweet. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and almost a little meaty taste. Interesting beer. Great for dessert. darb85 (302) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Creamy in first sip with mild sweetness, effervescent mouth feel. Mild bitter finish but very well balanced. Excellent
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
The iron thistle is a wonderful brew. Nice sweet malty aroma. Nice ruby color with a thin head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass. Plenty of sweet malt flavor. The flavor lingers on the tongue a bit which is nice. swanmann (778) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Very dark amber brown with ruby tone and about a half inch of ashen, tan head the dissipated fairly soon. Roasty nose with coffee and caramel, toffee... Earthy bitterness with highlights of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness. Some toasty bitterness lingers in the finish before giving way to caramel and some dark berry. The carbonation is adequate, mouthfeel just shy of syrup. Alcohol well hidden. jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
rusty, iron taste, caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, floral, resin, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, licorice, soy sauce, red, clear, hazy, tan foam, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Ruddy pour, small brown head. Mild aroma of fruit and nuts, flavor of dried fruit and caramel malt. nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
This is great beer. I’m enjoying the Scottish ale style as this beer is sweet and smooth. Looks geeat. Taste great. Very enjoyable ale.